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Parishes in the Fall River Diocese

December 2016

National Drive for Funds to Support Retired Religious

December 10, 2016 - December 11, 2016

Thousands of senior sisters, brothers, and religious order priests spent years working in Catholic schools, hospitals, and agencies—often for little pay. Their sacrifices leave their religious communities without adequate savings for retirement and eldercare. The Retirement Fund for Religious distributes grants to religious institutes  for the retirement care. The fund also provides retirement planning and educational assistance to religious institutes. Your donation to the Retirement Fund for Religious collection during December 10-11 weekend Masses at your parish helps provide prescription…

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November 2019

Collection for the Archdiocese of Military Services

November 9, 2019 - November 10, 2019

The National Collection for the Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA (AMS) is a special collection taken once every three years with the approval of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB). Proceeds benefit the AMS, which provides Catholic Church’s full range of programs, pastoral service, and liturgical celebrations to Catholics in the U.S. Armed Forces. It will be taken up in most dioceses and parishes across the country at weekend Masses November 9-10. The AMS was established by Pope Saint…

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February 2020

Ash Wednesday

Lent, the forty-day season of prayer, sacrifice and almsgiving in preparation for the joyous celebration of Easter, begins on this day. Parishes throughout the Fall River Diocese will mark the start of Lent with the traditional rite of distribution of ashes. Ashes, symbolic of penance, are blessed and distributed as a reminder that Lent is a time for repentance and spiritual renewal.

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